An off-duty city correction officer, Robert Donofrio, 29 years old, fired three shots, killing an alleged gunman attempting to rob the officer’s brother’s bagel store at 357 Avenue X in the Homecrest section of Brooklyn. The dead man was identified tentatively as Barry Newman, in his 20’s, address unknown. An accomplice fled.
An attendant in a Bronx service station as shot and killed in the office of the station at 458 Southern Blvd in the Mott Haven section. The victim was Luis Font, 30, of 1920 Walton Avenue. The motive and gunman were unknown.
A clerk at a grocery store at 2060 Broadway at 72nd Street was wounded in the arm by an unknown gunman before dawn during an apparent attempted robbery.
excerpt from NYT 10/13/77